Regions from frugal member states towards price range cutback for #CohesionPolicy

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Member Regions of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) belonging to member states which can be supporting a smaller EU price range for the 2021-2027 monetary framework (MFF), have collectively reacted to the draft negotiating field offered by European Council President Charles Michel.

The CPMR areas of Bremen (DE), Flevoland (NL), Gotland (SE), Jämtland Härjedalen (SE), Norrbotten (SE), Noord Nederland (NL), Noord-Holland (NL), Zeeland (NL), Zuid-Holland (NL), Västerbotten (SE) are involved in regards to the extreme cuts to Cohesion Policy maintained within the Michel’s proposal and name on EU leaders to rethink their place.

Supported by an in-depth evaluation carried out by the CPMR secretariat, these CPMR members ask EU leaders to keep away from a state of affairs the place areas in a number of web contributing international locations would undergo appreciable cuts, elevated by the proposed introduction of a cap on richer member states cohesion allocations and the 20% discount of the envelope for extra developed areas in comparison with the Commission proposal.

Regional Minister of Noord-Holland and CPMR Vice President for Climate and Energy Cees Loggen defined: “Regions rely on Cohesion Policy funds to invest in the green transition, innovation and growth. Only with adequate financial means we will effectively achieve a competitive carbon neutral economy”.

In the assertion, launched forward of the extraordinary European Council going down in Brussels immediately (20 February), signatory areas level out the instrumental function of Cohesion coverage to sort out inequalities, construct capability for innovation and increase competitiveness throughout all areas of Europe. Finally, areas urge the EU council to strike an settlement as rapidly as potential as a way to restrict the results for regional and native {that a} delay in Cohesion coverage 2021-2027 programmes would trigger.

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